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Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043
Additional information about senior education here.
Type: 4-year College or University
Welcome to the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Program! This program is meant for New Jersey Residents who:
Are at least 65 years of age
Possess a high-school degree or its equivalent
The program itself allows students to enroll at Montclair State University on a space-available basis with costs that include only administrative and student fees.
Whether you are looking for personal enrichment (non-degree classification) or if you are interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree or graduate degree, the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Program offers the opportunity for continuing education.
To learn more about the program, read through the information below or email [email protected]
Depending on your educational history as well as your interest in pursuing a degree or taking classes for personal enrichment, there are different application processes. Please carefully review the options below.
Non-Degree Seeking Applicants
Students interested in taking courses for personal enrichment (non-degree classification), simply need to complete a Senior Citizen Non-Degree Application and submit an official transcript, depending on their previous educational status.
Undergraduate Admissions: Senior Citizen students who possess a high school diploma or a GED diploma, may take undergraduate courses on a credit or non-credit basis by applying for admission through Undergraduate Admissions.
Graduate Students: Students just seeking to take courses without fully matriculating. Applicants must submit the online application and an official transcript from the school where they received their highest degree.
Degree Seeking Applicants
Students interested in pursuing a degree, whether at the Undergraduate or Graduate level, must submit a complete application and meet all of the necessary entrance requirements to the University.
Undergraduate Admissions: To apply as a Senior Citizen student for admission to an undergraduate program: Apply online as a degree-seeking applicant via Undergraduate Admissions.
Graduate School: Students with an undergraduate degree interested in pursuing a graduate degree must submit a completed Application for Graduate & Post-Baccalaureate Programs through The Graduate School. Students must meet all of the necessary entrance requirements, including graduate testing when applicable.
Student Accounts and Cost
The waiver that comes with the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Program is only eligible for tuition. Students are responsible for ALL mandatory fees.
This includes but not limited to:
Senior Citizen/Older Adult Registration fee of $40 per semester
Global/SBUS (School of Business Fees) - Mainly associated with MBA students
Full payment for courses must be remitted to the Student Accounts Office located in Red Hawk Central.
Failure to pay balance in a timely fashion may result in a non-refundable late fee. This fee is currently $150 and is subject to change.
Students that withdraw after the 100% Add/Drop period will have their waiver retracted and will be fully responsible for the withdrawn course and all costs associated with it (full tuition and fees).
In order to receive a tuition waiver, Senior Citizen students must be in compliance with all rules and regulations of the program. Including but not limited to:
Registering for classes on the designated Senior Citizen date.
Notifying the Coordinator for the program of class registration including number of credits taken upon registration.
Students must obtain permits from the respective academic department(s) prior to the OLA registration date. Advisors are not responsible for contacting offices to obtain permits for students.
Students must come to each Senior Citizen registration event with the course number(s) and section(s) of the course(s) they wish to enroll in. Advisors cannot find classes with just the name of the course and/or call number.
Auditing a Class | Students wishing to audit a class must complete the audit form at the time of registering for that class. Once that form is completed it will be sent to the Registrar's Office. We cannot reverse the decision to audit a class or complete an audit form at a later date. The level of work that needs to be completed by a student auditing is subject to the Professor in the course but adhering to the attendance policy is mandatory.